Deorhege

Lit. 'deer hedge'. The service owed by a *thegn of maintaining the hedge-fence around a royal residence. It was to ensure that deer did not stray but remained in the forest for the king to hunt.

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  • déorhege — m ( es/ as) deer fence …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Thane — Originally meaning a servant, the term was applied from the late 9c to members of the AS aristocracy, whose *wergeld was 1,200s. In Latin texts they were called ministri, which carries the same connotations. The standing of a thegn depended on… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • Thegn — Originally meaning a servant, the term was applied from the late 9c to members of the AS aristocracy, whose *wergeld was 1,200s. In Latin texts they were called ministri, which carries the same connotations. The standing of a thegn depended on… …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

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